Sunday, 1 February 2015

Use your vote!  She campaigned for it from the age of 24 and lived to vote herself!
Constance Phillott (1842-1931) Artist
A Cottage Child by Costance Phillott

Constance Phillott (1842-1931)  Was born in  1842 the daughter of Dr Arthur Phillott and Frances Caroline Frend, a sister of Mrs De Morgan.  Her mother’s family were involved with founding Bedford College, which pioneered education for young women.  .    In the 1851 census her father was a GP in Wimpole Street, where the family were living.  .  In 1871 she is with her father. at 251 Stanhope Street , describing herself as an artist  .  In 1881 census she describes herself as an artist.  In the 1911 census her 100 year old mother is head of the household which consists of her sister and two servants. Apparently she was active in Suffrage societies,.   

In 1929 she appears in the electoral register at 6 Devonshire Hill in the same house as Mary Sarah Burt, Maude Olin and Rhoda Wiltshire, all of whom were on the Voters register.  

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